Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Does a Proper Double Push Use the Groin Muscle?

From Bill in Houston: "On the part of the double push normally called the underpush, if you just set down your right foot: Do you use your groin muscles to pull the right leg to the left, towards and across the centerline? "

Speedskaters, What is Your Weakest Link?

Is it cardiovascular, ankles collapsing, lower legs and calves, knee pain, upper leg muscles, lower back pain, overall breakdown of form, or something else?

Oil or Alcohol for Cleaning Skate Bearings?

What chemical or cleaning solution do you use to clean your skate bearings?

Helmet Friendly Headlamps for Night Skaters

From sk8scott: "Do any of you night skaters use a light which illuminates a good distance ahead and mounts easily on a bike helmet?"

Olympic Committee Recommends Golf and Rugby (Not Skating)

The IOC selected golf and rugby because they believe those sports have "youth appeal, universality, popularity, good governance, respect for athletes and respect for the Olympic values".